Georges St-Pierre, the iconic UFC Hall of Famer, is about to join the ranks of legendary Canadian sports figures, sharing the spotlight with luminaries such as Wayne Gretzky. Mark your calendars for October 19th, when St-Pierre will be officially inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, a momentous occasion that will also see him receiving the prestigious Order of Sport. This honor recognizes the significant contributions an athlete has made to Canada through their dedication to their sport. Notably, the UFC is generously sponsoring a live stream of this historic induction.
In a statement, the 42-year-old St-Pierre expressed his deep gratitude, saying, “I’m honored to be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and receive the Order of Sport. Martial arts changed my life, and I was fortunate to be able to represent Canada on the biggest stage in the world. I want to thank UFC and all my fans, as none of this would have been possible without them.”
But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Just two months following this well-deserved induction, St-Pierre will be stepping back into the arena for a jiu-jitsu match at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational on December 14th, where his opponent is yet to be announced. This marks a return to competitive action after his retirement in 2017, when he triumphed over Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title, only to relinquish it due to health issues related to ulcerative colitis.
Fans are eagerly speculating about his potential opponents. Charles Oliveira, the former UFC lightweight champ, has thrown his hat into the ring, expressing a desire to face off against St-Pierre. Additionally, St-Pierre has referred to Nick Diaz, Kamaru Usman, and Colby Covington as “interesting” options for future bouts, as talks of a showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov fell through.
St-Pierre’s storied career already secured him a place in the UFC Hall of Fame in 2020, as part of the Modern Era wing, recognizing his numerous accomplishments in the octagon, including an astonishing record of nine consecutive welterweight title defenses. His journey from humble beginnings to becoming a global sports icon is a testament to his dedication and passion for martial arts, making his induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame a moment of great pride for fans, the UFC, and the entire nation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about St-Pierre Hall of Fame Induction
What is Georges St-Pierre being inducted into?
Georges St-Pierre is being inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, a prestigious honor recognizing his significant contributions to Canadian sports.
When will Georges St-Pierre’s induction take place?
Georges St-Pierre’s induction is scheduled for October 19th, marking a momentous occasion for sports enthusiasts.
What is the Order of Sport that St-Pierre is receiving?
The Order of Sport is an additional honor bestowed upon St-Pierre, recognizing his exceptional contributions to Canada through his sporting achievements.
When will Georges St-Pierre return to competitive action?
St-Pierre will make his return to competitive action in a jiu-jitsu match on December 14th, as part of the UFC Fight Pass Invitational.
Who might Georges St-Pierre’s opponent be for his upcoming match?
The specific opponent for St-Pierre’s December match has not been announced yet, but there is speculation, including interest from Charles Oliveira and others.
What were some of Georges St-Pierre’s notable achievements in the UFC?
St-Pierre’s impressive UFC career includes a record nine consecutive welterweight title defenses, which earned him a place in the UFC Hall of Fame in 2020.